A New Onimusha May Be Coming, According To Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono
‘Discussions are happening at a high level.’
The last Onimusha game was released all the way back in 2006- and since then, fans have been falling over themselves, demanding a new entry in Capcom’s beloved cult classic action franchise. But in spite of the fact that the series was largely a success (the first game sold over 2 million copies, and was also the first PlayStation 2 title to break a million copies sold), we haven’t seen tail nor hide of it in recent years.
But that may change soon- in an interview with Daily Star Online, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono, who is also the producer on the Street Fighter games, including the upcoming Street Fighter V, confirmed that a new game in the franchise is being discussed.
“Capcom as a company know we have many brands, IP’s and series that are beloved by players around the world and we always have fans asking us, when is this or that game coming back,” Explained Ono.”I’ve spoken internally with people who made Onimusha with me originally and talked about maybe how interesting it would be to revisit that series. But fans should know that we’re not further down that road than the discussion phase.
“Right now, I’m so focussed on Street Fighter V that I’m not really in a position to start that same level of battle that I had getting Street Fighter IV made,” he added, referring to the huge internal resistance that he was famously met with when he pitched a new Street Fighter game to Capcom back in the mid 2000s.
But he ended on an encouraging note:
“All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels. We realize the need for different series to maybe come back into the forefront and although there’s nothing to talk about right now, I’m sure in the future there will be news on variety of series that will keep the fans happy.
“Fan favorites are going to come back.”
Right now, that’s good enough for me, Mr. Ono. You’re one of the only people in Capcom whom I can trust- you are one of the few who still has a finger on the nerve of the gaming community, and one of those who can bring Capcom out of their current rut.